St. Louis, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona: circa 1940s.
Unbound. A collection of 65 loose photographs measuring between 3.5" x 4.5" and 4" x 6" with captions on the verso taken on a train trip in the 1940s. All images are near fine with some curling and slight creasing. The first leg of the journey was from St. Louis through Texas and the second leg was from New Mexico to Arizona. Many of the images are taken from moving trains and are of passing landscapes with the place name written on the verso. These include St. Louis, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Photos from Kansas and Texas show the wide expanse of prairies the train passed. Other stops show the architecture of various towns including artful images of missions and houses as well as more landscapes of the cities and towns they visited including images of cacti and other native plants. One of these images from Arizona reads, “Spanish mission 350 years old,” another reads, “Indian children."
A modest but interesting collection of Western train travel in the 1940s.